Friday, May 20, 2011

Still Can't Believe It

Tuesday night I lost my engagement ring.

Yep.

I had taken my rings off in the Pilates room Tuesday night and put them in my purse. After working out I went to HEB and then Home Depot. On Wednesday morning I went to retrieve my rings and only 2 of the 3 were in there. I immediately dumped everything out of my purse. I didn't find them, but did find that a lotion bottle had opened in my purse and leaked on everything.

I did a quick search in the car because by now I'm running late. I got to the gym and asked if anyone had turned it in - nope. I checked the Pilates room. Nope. By now I had already told John about it. I called HEB and Home Depot and no one had turned it in. I called them both again before I left work and still nothing.

I got home and tore apart the bedroom in case it had fallen out while I was digging around in my purse. Nope. I did an entire search of my car and came up empty handed. Then I took John with me and we searched the parking lots of HEB and Home Depot. Still nothing.

This morning I called both stores again. Nothing.

I was SO SAD about losing it. I had put my rings in that same little pocket a million times and had never lost any of them. I didn't think I would be so depressed about it, but I was. Despite John trying to cheer me up I was still sad and mad at myself.

So when I got off work tonight (rather late) I decided to pop into Home Depot to see if I could find it - even though it's a huge store and we're now a full two days from when I lost it. I swore that if it had fallen out of my purse anywhere it was there. I had gone there on Tuesday night to pick up a few more bags of topsoil. I hadn't leaned down to pick them up with my purse on though. I had set it on a shelf (no one was around) while I loaded several bags into my cart. Tonight when I got to the store I saw they had added additional pallets with more soil. I thought there was no way I was going to find it, it had been crushed by a pallet.

Then I looked down and there was my ring.

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Right there in the middle of the aisle.

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I'm not kidding. It was in the middle of the main aisle of the outdoor section of Home Depot.

I snatched it up, put it back on my finger, searched for the center stone and eventually left the store in total shock.

My poor ring is totally mangled

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and the stone is missing,

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but I have it back.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! What a crazy story! I'm so sorry you lost it and then ended up with a crushed ring! Are you happy you find it even though it was crushed or do you wish you never found it?

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  2. Crazy!! Sad the stone is gone, but I'm glad you got the ring back.

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  3. That's bananas! I'm glad you found it, will your insurance cover to have it fixed and the stone replaced?

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  4. Oh my gosh, I can't believe that you found it! I know that stone is still missing, but I'm still in shock that the ring was even there...

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  5. We'll be able to fix it hopefully. I haven't taken it in just yet. Even if they can't and I have to totally replace it, I'm glad that I have it back.

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